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AsRock Rack Z490D4U-2L2T vs MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK

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AsRock Rack Z490D4U-2L2T

MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK

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Brand
ASRock
Brand
MSI
Model
Z490D4U-2L2T
Model
  • MAG B550 TOMAHAWK
  • B550TMHWK
  • 7C91-001R
Release Date
📅 July 2020
Release Date
📅 July 2020
* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.
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TDP
🔌 60 Watts
TDP
🔌 70 Watts
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Series
-
Series
-
Socket
LGA1200
Socket
AM4
Form factor
Micro ATX
Form factor
ATX
Chipset
Intel Z490
Chipset
AMD B550
Supported Memory
DDR4:
2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2933Mhz
Supported Memory
DDR4:
1866Mhz 2133Mhz 2400Mhz 2666Mhz 2800Mhz 2933Mhz 3000Mhz 3200Mhz 3466Mhz 3600Mhz 3733Mhz 3866Mhz 4000Mhz 4133Mhz 4266Mhz 4400Mhz 4533Mhz 4600Mhz 4800Mhz 4866Mhz
* High clock speeds may require enabling the XMP profile in the motherboard BIOS
** RAM support may also depend on the CPU memory controller
ECC RAM Support
ECC RAM Support
Audio Chipset
-
Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC1200
Audio Channels
-
Audio Channels
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports S/PDIF output
LAN Chipset
Intel X710-AT2
LAN Chipset
Realtek RTL8125B
Max LAN Speed
-
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000/2500Mbps + 10/100/1000Mbps
SLI Support
No
SLI Support
No
CrossFire Support
No
CrossFire Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
RAID Support
Yes
Back I/O Ports
-
Back I/O Ports
  • 1 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF Out
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
  • 2 x LAN (RJ45)
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 5 x Audio Jacks
Wireless LAN
No
Wireless LAN
No
Wi-Fi Generation
-
Wi-Fi Generation
-
PCI-Express x16 Slots
1
PCI-Express x16 Slots
2
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x4 Slots
0
PCI-Express x1 Slots
1
PCI-Express x1 Slots
2
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA 6 Gbps Ports
6
SATA Express Ports
0
SATA Express Ports
0
M.2 Ports
2
M.2 Ports
2
RAM Slots
4
RAM Slots
4
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Maximum Supported RAM
128GB
Onboard USB 2.0
1
Onboard USB 2.0
2
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 1
1
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
0
Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2
1
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What are the differences between AsRock Rack Z490D4U-2L2T and MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK? Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better motherboard.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AsRock Rack Z490D4U-2L2T:

  • Around 14% lower thermal design power.

Reasons to pick the MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK:

  • 69% cheaper, you can save $376.27.
  • Supports AMD CrossFire.
  • Supports the following RAM types not supported by counterpart: DDR4 3000MHz, 3200MHz, 3466MHz, 3600MHz, 3733MHz, 3866MHz, 4000MHz, 4133MHz, 4266MHz, 4400MHz, 4533MHz, 4600MHz, 4800MHz, 4866MHz
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x16.
  • +1 Slots PCI-E x1.
  • +1 Onboard USB 2.0.
  • +1 Onboard USB 3.2 Gen 2.
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